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British-held terrorism suspect alleges rights violation over lack of trial

[JURIST] Lawyers for a man with both British and Iraqi citizenship argued before the London High Court Wednesday that his nine-month detention without charge is a rights violation [Amnesty International press release]. Hilal Abdul-Razzaq Ali al-Jedda was detained by US forces and handed over the British troops in October on suspicion of belonging to a terrorist group that smuggles weapons and explosives. The British Ministry of Defence [official website] says there is not enough evidence to charge him, so he has been held without trial [AP report]. A judgment on his status is not expected until next month. The Guardian has more.

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